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understand, people are scared and we understand there is concern that there may be more folks out there. rest assured we are doing everything we can. we have brought every single asset to the table that we have available in this city, in this county and this state. >> i'm very sad that people lost lives. i wish a speedy recovery to them and i am in shock that something like this could happen. >> reporter: good morning, i'm
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live in san bernardino, california with the latest on the mass shooting that happened here yesterday on a wednesday. this is what we know right now. 14 confirmed dead, as well as 17 injured after a man and woman armed with assault rifles and semiautomatic rifles stormed during a christmas party type event. about an hour east of los angeles. three explosive devices were later recovered that center which authorities rendered safe and destroyed just hours ago. police making contact with the suspects about four 1/2 hours after the initial report and a car chase then ensued ending
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and they identify the suspects as 28-year-old siedfu and they say the couple was married. the couple has a 6 month old daughter who they dropped off at a grandmother's house in the morning saying they had a doctor's appointment. farook was a u.s. citizen. he was employed as an environmental specialist and a county employee for five years and was at the party right circumstances. the police chief says there was some degree of planning although a motive has not been identified as of yet. they have not ruled out terrorism at this time. and the police chief addressed the media.
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people confirmed dead and one of the tips took us to a house in redland where we made contact with the suspect vehicle we were looking for and that ended in a pursuit that took us to san bernardino avenue. there was an officer-involved shooting. i was told we ehad had 20 or 21 officers involved. and we initially put out that there was information of upwards of three shooters. and now it really looks like we have two shooters. we have not ruled out terrorism. the officers are for the most part doing okay. if anybody heard that on the radio, that was flat out heroic suspects and ingang engaged them.
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hear from one individual, the brother of the suspect. he spoke at a press conference with the greater los angeles chapter of care, the counsel on muslim-american relations. >> i cannot express how sad that people lost their life and there's victims out there. i wish a speedy recovery to them and again, i am in shock that something like this could happen. i have no idea why he would do that, why would he do something like this? i have absolutely no idea. i'm in shock myself. the reason i'm here is to talk to the victims and from my family. >> reporter: our nbc news team has been spreading out to cover this story. and nbc news jay gray is in san
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for us here. jay. >> reporter: initially police thought there may be three suspects involved in the attack here and now overnight, they have determined that there were just two possibly, a wife and husband that carried out the murders. >> we are over the apartment in redlands. >> reporter: as the investigation continued overnight overnight, police and federal agents shared new information. >> there had to be some degree of planning that went into this. i don't think they did this on a spur of the moment thing. >> reporter: there are still three active scenes right now. the regional center. the roadway where suspects were killed during a shootout with police. and farook's home where
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for anything that may help them understand how and why it happened. >> we don't have the motive at this point. so, until we know the motive or have something clear evidentiary based on that motive -- we have not ruled out terrorism. >> reporter: he was an environmental specialist with san bernardino county for five years was at a holiday party with co workers when he left suddenly and then returned with his wife and they opened fire. and family members of the suspects are searching for answers in the tragedy. >> i have no idea. i have no idea why would he do that. why would he do something like this? i'm in shock myself. >> shocked and grief. that continues this morning to
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and three explosive devices described as pipe bombs were detonated by police robots. that's the latest live here. richard, back to you. >> reporter: thank you so much for the very latest on that and we're going to continue to follow the latest developments out of san bernardino, california. 106:00 local time. i'll throw it back to sheba. law enforcement continues to work at this hour. >> richard, thank you. the uk is joining the fight against isis in syria. eyes round the world were fixed on the british parliament. prime minister david cameron's plea to fellow law makers lasted more than an hour. >> if we won't act now when our friend and ally, france has been struck in this way, then our
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forgiven for asking if not now, when? >> and so they did, passing the measure, 197 to 223 right before 6:00 p.m. eastern and five hours later, britain carried out air strikes in syria. four royal war planes took off shortly after the vote and ash carter released statement a short time ago, applauding the united kingdom. here's meteorologist bill karins. >> in south florida, we're going to watch heavy down pours possible for the next three days s. miami, your entire winter you normally get six inches of rain and the red is three inches of rain, possibly four inches north
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. so, maybe two months worth of rain. and one little piece energy producing snow on i 80 across western pennsylvania and in northern portions of new england snow is possible. and so, your forecast for today, now storm in the pacific northwest, we're getting mild in the middle of the country. from oklahoma city to shaug o chicago and minneapolis. and this afternoon should be very nice from d.c. to new york to atlanta. now a closer look at the day ahead. so, you see some of it rain and snow early in places like new england and skranten. giting finally a little bit more like typical december weather with temperatures in the 50s.
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travel should be a little easier for the airport. >> we like quiet. coming up, heated language california.
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deadly ram page in san bernardino, california, sparked out rage. and a british broadcaster said just another day in the united states of america. and house speaker held a moment of silence, asking those in attendance to keep the victims in their prayers. and many politicians tweeted out their thoughts and prayers. and that's the sib ubject of a
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"god isn't fixing this." and they continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes. today? >> reporter: frustration on the part of a laut of people and that moment of silence happened here and the moment that a lot of people have been waiting for, congress coming together with happened. frustrated. >> i feel like you know, it's groundhog day every day. just keeps going on and on. >> reporter: president obama speaking publicly said there's more concern over terror than violence at home. >> they could go into a store in the united states and buy a firearm and there's nothing we can do to stop them p.
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this place is unbelievable. >> reporter: congress has tried and failed to pass gun legislation, despite the fact that some people should not have weapons. >> i thing the american public is finally coming together to say enough. >> reporter: several presidential candidates are in washington, some tweeting condolences and others shocked by this latest massacre. >> there's just hatred and evil and we need to be able to combat these things. >> reporter: questioning what happened. >> one, a mentally unstable person, two, a gun free zone and those seem to be the common denominators. >> reporter: but still no new laws to prevent it and with this year-in deadlines, there's little if any chance that will >> thank you. just ahead, today's other big headlines, including
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appeals case of blade runner,
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this morning on "today," matt lauer reports live from san bernardino with the most extensive coverage on the mass shooting in california where 14 are dead and police are learning more about the married suspects.
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today" rr. and south africa's top appeals court has found oscar pistorius guilty, over turning his man slaughter conviction. he's currently under house arrest at his uncle's home after serving a year of his five year prison sentence. the story is he mistaken shot her mistaking her for an intruder. and he has the possibility of up to 15 years in prison. hillary clinton is calling for a federal investigation. dash cam video shows laquan
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officer van dike is charge would first degree murder and is currently out on bond. and emmanuel fired the chicago's police superintendent on tuesday and announced the creation of a task force for police accountability. in tennessee, two fort cumanner cu night. the names of the two pilots who were killed have not yet been released. and the state of texas is suing the federal government, trying to block six syrian refugees from resettling in dallas. the rescue committee has defied those orders. states do not have the authority to block refugees p. and we'll
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the mass shooting in san bernardino, california was actually the second one of the day. another shooting on wednesday morning in georgia killed one and wounded three others. and tom costello reports, this year alone, the number of mass shootings has grown dramatically. over 350 so far. >> reporter: it's a never ending
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june 17th, a church in charleston, south carolina. nine killed during a prayer meeting and just last week at a planned parenthood clinic in colorado springs, three more lost their lives including a police officer. >> we ehave a chance to over turn a process of gun homicides. >> reporter: according to mass shooting tracker so far, 350 in 2015 and nearly 400 americans have lost their lives this year in a mass shooting. this map shows the stark reality. it's a problem across the country. at the same time gun sales in the country continue to spike. we learn the sales of guns on
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the fbi running a record of 185 background checks on friday and since they're through unlicensed dealers, -- >> there are an estimated 300 million guns in the hands of citizens in the united states. thats essentially one gun for every man, woman and child in the united states. >> they are astounding numbers.
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. welcome on this thursday. a lot of overnight news to tell you about. >> jadiann: here are some of the stories we're working on today. cambridge police will be stepping up security at schools in the city today after someone e-mailed a threat of gun violence into three different middle schools. it's the second time this week that cambridge schools have been threatened. >> christa: and also breaking right now, police have identified the two shooters who they say killed 14 people and wounded 17 others in san bernardino, california. they say it was a 28-year-old and his wife. they were both killed in a shoot-out with police. we have the latest breaking details. there. >> jadiann: and breaking in
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an appeals court has convicted oscar pistorius of murder, overturning his manslaughter conviction. >> christa: and the mbta laying out their winter plans. how they say they can keep the trains moving and a new message for commute ers. hopefully we're a long ways off from having to use those snowplows. >> jadiann: it was warmer out there this morning. >> christa: pretty mil a little fog out there to start the day, as well, j.r. >> jeremy: yes, we have showers still out through the south coast and out on to the cape. this is the back edge of the weather system. you don't need the rain gear in the city of boston. out on the cape you need it for probably another hour, hour and a half. that's it. then we focus on starting to dry things out. that will happen. we'll get some sunshine back in here through the day with a lot of clouds. rainfall tally, worcester about half inch of rain. boston close to a half inch of rain. most towns about one-third of an inch to one-half an inch of rain. and jadiann speaks the truth. look at these numbers. 40s and 50s. the city 591.
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it will not stick with us all day. jaffrey 33. what will happen is the numbers will back up from this point moving forward. so through the day a lot of clouds with a developing wind. i think that's going to be your enemy this afternoon, a cool wind, as well. middle and upper 40s this morning. and then by this afternoon and for the evening commute, the temperatures will be into the upper 30s. so boston 46. scituate 46. north of town numbers in the middle 40s. dracut 43. these are early afternoon temps. after 4:00 the numbers start to slide back into the 30s with some sunshine throughout the afternoon. and on the cape and the islands, raindrops this morning, but by this afternoon some sun. temps on the cape in the upper 40s. 7news begins now. >> christa: we have three stories breaking right now. cambridge police issuing a warning and stepping up their presence after an e-mail threat of gun violence at school. >> jadiann: and more breaking news. police identifying the suspects in mass shooting at a social services center in california.
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